Recap for Training Team meeting August 3, 2021

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

@courane01, @arasae, @binarygary, @peteringersoll, @afshanadiya, @femKreations, @Webtechpooja — Thank you for attending our meeting!Warm welcome to @Rajsmah Catindoy@yoga1103@Kelvin Zimmerman@Benachi  in Slack.


  • Notes! In the future, we would like existing contributors to help us onboard some new contributors to be able to take notes.
  • UX Survey – please complete and share the survey (with any and all social groups, here and on other social media) to help us improve Learn. We’ve kept it open until August 13th roughly to gather more feedback.
  • Who can Learn help? This is a summary of the different potential users of Learn. 
  • Badges for courses A proposal for creating badges for course completion. Take a look at this link, and please provide feedback there — if you love it, have questions, have additional thoughts, or generally just want to send support, please do so there!
  • WCUS is coming up. A few suggested topics jump out:
    • WordPress in the classroom/educational setting
    • Why should companies make contributing to open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. a priority
    • Finding your place to contribute
    • WordPress for the next generation
    • Please do reach out if you’d like to participate for WCUS in a group talk submission.
  • APAC Meeting. If you know of folks interested in the APAC timezones, help us get the word out.
  • Regular meetings for specific areas of focus: the training team is considering creating more time to work with contributors around specific topics. Some of these might be:
    • Subject matter experts/advisors
    • Lesson plan creators
    • Instructional designers
    • Workshop creators


This is what we’re working on this month.

If you’re not sure who can conduct instructional reviews or what the different roles are, this guide is for you:

Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday 1000 UTC Office hour, weekly
  • Tuesday 1600 UTC Team meeting, weekly
    • New! Hang out after this meeting on Zoom or in #Slack to talk lesson planning, unit objectives, and ask any questions you might have.
  • Friday 1230 UTC Coffee Hour; come say ‘hi’ and get to know the Training team!

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via

Getting Invovled

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

#audit, #badges, #sprint

Training Team Profile Badges – Final Proposal

The Training Team proposes the following criteria for their profile badges:

  • Team On-boarding (Required): You have joined the #training channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, been added to the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: board and the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. organization. You have read through the Getting Started information ( and are familiar with the lesson plan template, the team’s workflow, and the teams tools (GitHub, ZenHub, and Trello). You understand the various channels of communication and know when and how they should be used.
  • Training Contributor:
    • Writing – You have developed an approved lesson plan from scratch or completely rewritten one that was out of date. Your efforts have moved a lesson plan from the “Drafts in Progress” stage to the “Instructional Review” stage in Trello.
    • Copyediting/Reviewing – You have contributed five (5) pull requests in GitHub. Or you have successfully moved a lesson plan from the “Copyediting in Progress” stage to the “Style Guide Review” stage OR from the “Style Guide Review” stage to the “Ready for Final Review” stage in Trello.
    • Testing – You have completed a testing feedback form after using a lesson plan in an event and have created GitHub issues for any suggested changes.
    • Auditing – You have audited three (3) lesson plans or surveyed the team’s GitHub reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at and created GitHub issues for any needed changes.
    • Connecting – You have made three (3) workshop recommendations by combining existing lesson plans and submitting your ideas through the site (when ready).
    • Other – the team may choose to award the badge for other contributions at the team’s discretion.
  • Training Team: You have admin rights on GitHub, Trello, ZenHub, and/or the site. You assist with final reviews of lesson plans. You regularly contribute to meetings or the maintenance and management of the team. You have been involved within the past twelve months.

Awarding of profile badges: There will be a monthly review of contributions, and badges will be awarded at that time. A list of the new profile badges awarded will then be posted on the site. If you feel that you have earned the badge but were not listed, please leave a comment on that month’s blog post and include your GitHub username and your username.

#badges, #procedures